Nintendo has already announced plans to continue to support the DS once the 3DS is released. Some disquieting information from a Japanese retailer, however, suggests that the Big N is already discontinuing one popular incarnation, the DSi, which hit store shelves there in fall of 2008.

The source states that the Nintendo DSi seems to be out of production and that some stores are already out of stock. Nintendo is still producing the DSi XL, however, suggesting that the Big N is making this move to avoid confusion between the two similarly-sized devices.

Make sure to keep checking Nintendo Life as we bring you any new information on this story – and, in the meantime, go spend some quality time with your DSi.